28 days in France Itinerary

28 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Perth
Fly:  25 h
1
Nice
— 5 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Cannes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Lourdes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Paris
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Lyon
— 3 nights
Tram + Fly:  25 h
End: Perth

5
nights
Nice

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marineland and Aquasplash. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Ludiparc in La Colle sur Loup--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Castel Plage, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary builder website.

Perth, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Perth in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Antibes, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Ludiparc
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Aquasplash ©
Aquasplash
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

3
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Vieux Port. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes and then make a splash at Aqualand Frejus.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Cannes day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Nice to Cannes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in July, Cannes is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Cannes

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Haut de Cagnes, Aqualand Frejus
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Aqualand Frejus ©
Aqualand Frejus
Île Sainte-Marguerite ©
Île Sainte-Marguerite
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

4
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Palais des Papes and Calanque de Samena. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, don't miss a visit to Parc National des Calanques, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and visit The Panier.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Cannes to Marseille by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Palais des Papes
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If

3
nights
Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Family-friendly places like Pic Du Midi and Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, and admire the striking features of Mairie de Lourdes.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lourdes trip itinerary website.

Getting from Marseille to Lourdes by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Marseille in July; daily highs in Lourdes reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pic Du Midi, Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees
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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees ©
Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees
Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix ©

7
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris online journey planner.

Getting from Lourdes to Paris by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Jardin d'Acclimatation ©
Jardin d'Acclimatation

3
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Lyon is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. July in Lyon sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

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